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Ranked #388 of 448 things to do in Seattle
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Seattle
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“cool dude”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Chief Sealth (aka Chief Seattle) was someone who is still worth remembering today. He was very forward-looking, perhaps envisioning the future environmental movement. There are a number of excellent likenesses of him around the city. Explore, ask, and look for them.

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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
98 attraction reviews
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“It would help honoring this man's memory if they would put an inscription there”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This can be found close by to the Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Other than his bust, and brief mentions in guidebooks that the city was named after this First Nations leader, there's practically nothing here that would show a tourist/ non local how he played a part in the founding of the city. Perhaps the City Tourism Office should take note.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle
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“Hmm? The Statue...”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

That the city fathers back in the day decided to pay tribute to Sealth, of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes, was a credit to those settlers who well understood and appreciated all of the considerable help, assistance, and kindness this Native leader showed them...eh, nevermind that Sealth didn't want the city named after him or that he and his people were driven away from the city because of the brief two day Indian battle for Seattle that...and get this...they had little to do with AND, here's the kicker, warned the settlers about. Hmm? It was only much later that they put up the statue to honor a very honorable man. If you want to learn more about him and the many contributions of the local Duwamish Tribe then go visit the Duwamish Tribal Center on West Marginal Way, along the Duwamish River. It's well worth a visit. As for the statue itself, well, there's not much there besides the statue, not much in the way of reading or learning about who he actually was either. It's a statue. However, and here's a fun camera photo op, from one angle you can get a picture of the statue with an Immigration office in the background. The Duwamish Tribe might have faired better had tey required Visa for the settlers.

Visited January 2013
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Kingston, Washington
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“Suquamish honors Chief Sealth”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Suquamish tribe has a vibrant history, and the town of Suquamish is the location of Chief Sealth's Grave and Totem. The totem used to be in the center of town, and another was located just across the Agate Pass bridge where Bainbridge Island connects with the Kitsap Penninsula. Now removed, the Suquamish Indians have their own Casino near that location. In town, there is a white church, and behind it you will find the tribute to our most famous Chief.

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